Weekend events primer – May Day edition

Friday, May 4 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. 3rd Annual Spirits & History at Gloria Dei (Old Swede’s Church), 916 Swanson St. Hear stories of the Swedish trailblazers now resting at Old Swede’s graveyard while tasting spirits matched to their life-and-times. Food & drink, story telling and jazz. Proceeds benefit the preservation

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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

  Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods: Hawthorne Park

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SS United States has ‘preliminary’ agreement for redevelopment, ‘safe’ for the moment

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for those of us following the saga of the SS United States over the years. While it looked like the famed ocean liner with the fastest timed eastbound trans-Atlantic voyage was in dire straights, officials from the SS United States Conservancy said they have a

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Two Street pitching in to help family of fallen female firefighter

Tragedy struck early Tuesday morning as Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis was killed fighting a blaze in the West Oak Lane section of the city, the first female firefighter in the history of city to lose her life in the line of duty. Craig-Lewis leaves behind two children and neighbors in

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String Theory Charter School interested in the Abigail Vare school building in Pennsport

In a public meeting with the Pennsport Civic Association last night, String Theory Charter School revealed that they have an “agreement of interest” with the owners of the shuttered Abigail Vare school building at 1621 E. Moyamensing Ave. with the plans of opening a new public charter school. Angela Corosanite, Founder of

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